This is a great destination for berry picking, it is also a wonderful base camp for anyone wanting to hike, hunt or just explore the Malheur National Forest. The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail, Davis Creek Trail as well as other great recreational activities are just a short drive from the campground.
At a Glance
11/24/2015: Dixie Campground is open for the season. The entrance to Dixie Campground may be impassible due to snow. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp.
All campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve.
$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Prairie City, OR
Vault Toilet (2)
From the town of Prairie City, OR., travel 8 miles east on Highway 26, the campground will be on the left.
This campground is an excellent place for tired travelers to pull off of the highway for a quiet rest. All of the sites set back amongst ponderosa and lodge pole pine trees. A creek runs through the entrance of the campground helping to muffle the sounds from the nearby highway. A great place for families to stay as a base camp to explore the surrounding forest. This campground becomes more popular during big game hunting seasons in fall and early winter.
Camp fires are allowed at this time.
No. of Sites
10 single site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
Big Game Hunting
The campground becomes very popular during big game hunting seasons in fall and early winter. Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer are the primary big game hunted in the area. For more information on regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
This campground sets amongst ponderosa and lodge pole pine trees. The shade of the beautiful pines provide a wonderful growing area for a variety of shrubs and plants including wild huckleberry bushes and strawberry plants. A great place to pick huckleberries in August.